Monday, September 19, 2005
Well today will be a slow day for us... little Elizabeth woke up around 5 with a fever and a bad cough... poor little girl. She's lying on the couch and listening to CatChat (we love these cds!!) and heather is keeping her company in her chair.
Z has a cough too, but miracuosly he is still sleeping at 8:30 am. I hope they feel better soon.
I had a lovely weekend away at a silent retreat. I really needed the refreshment of a whole weekend of silence and prayer. I feel so much better and able to handle my life again, although I have become somewhat convinced that in order to get through my busy days with all my kiddies I need to start getting up earlier than they do, so I have time for morning prayers in quiet, and a civilized breakfast.
I say 'somewhat' convinced, as I don't really want to get up before the sun does, but I know that it will be good for me. The lesser of two evils I guess ;-) I have a lot of work to do to become holy, and I guess starting earlier in the day is a good thing. I need all the help I can get!
uh-oh i'm being paged to read a story to the kids on the couch.... later